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Old 08-09-2010, 23:22   #16
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I get a first impression of owners by their boats' names, but I don't judge the boats by their names.
Good point, but I also remember that boat names are often inherited
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Old 08-09-2010, 23:34   #17
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The worst one around here is the "Screamin' Seaman".

Campbell's Sloop is a racer that is always on the VHF. And for any Greek students, there's a freighter that goes back and forth between San Diego and LA called Sisyphus. Probably the most apt boat name I've heard of.
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Old 08-09-2010, 23:34   #18
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I think people think "rebel heart" has something to do with the south and white power, which bums me out. :-(
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Old 08-09-2010, 23:55   #19
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Good point, but I also remember that boat names are often inherited
There is a long tradition of renaming ships/boats.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:39   #20
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Her name was Sequana, but since I got to make the decision that we would sell up, find a boat and go sailing; my better half got to choose the new name when she was finally ready to go back into the water . I think it was a fair exchange and the name is growing on me .
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Rebel heart, thanks for making me smile with that freighter's name
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:57   #21
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I perioduically post this. There is a short section on picking a name -

http://www.bluewatersailing.com/docu...ngceremony.pdf

Also people will be known by their boat more often then their name.

"You know who I'm talking about, honey. The Cockroaches." (Someone suggested naming our boat La Cucaracha.)

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N a m i n g G u i d e l i n e s / Boat Name Tradition
a. Generally Named after Vessel’s Occupation or Something Personal For the Owner
– often feminine or terms of endearment
b. Keep it Simple, Use your Imagination & Have Fun!
b. Do Not:
– Name after a Ship of Misfortune ( Titanic, Lusitania, Andrea Doria, etc. )
– Have a name, which is pompous, arrogant or threatening
– Give an Impressive Name ( name should be humble )
=> humble is more likely to pass unnoticed by the elements
=> haughty named vessel is bound for trouble
– Name after Larger Denizens of the Deep; Oceans, Winds, Storms or Other Cataclysmic Events that might offend the gods of the seas
Will your boat name weather this storm?

1) The Explanation Test. How often do you want to explain what the name means?
Bizarre Greek gods, in-jokes, and foreign words usually fail this test.
Names that are difficult to spell fall in this category.

3) The Brevity Test. "Brevity is the soul of wit" as well as the soul of boat names.
Imagine repeating your boat name 3 times, followed by a "Mayday".
Still sound like a good name?
4) The Hubris Test. If you're racing, try not to pick names like "Magic Bullet", "Blew By You" (see test 2), or "Clear Ahead", unless you feel you can live up to them.

6) The Embarrassment Factor. Imagine explaining your boat's name to someone you don't like,
and who doesn't like you. If grudging respect is not a possible outcome, you may wish
to reconsider.

7) The Corruption Test. What will your 'friends' call your boat? e.g. White Hawk = White Cloud or Serenity=Senility.

9) The radio Test. "Over and Out" would be a bad name. ... "This is Summertime calling Over and Out. Do you copy?" Huh??
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Thanks Ex-Calif for the naming guidelines...Back to the drawing board...
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Thanks for re posting the link and suggestions Ex-Calif. It will be nice to show my other half

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I perioduically post this. There is a short section on picking a name -

http://www.bluewatersailing.com/docu...ngceremony.pdf

Also people will be known by their boat more often then their name.

"You know who I'm talking about, honey. The Cockroaches." (Someone suggested naming our boat La Cucaracha.)
Great post Dan!...worthy of a bookmark.
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Old 09-09-2010, 21:37   #25
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I think people think "rebel heart" has something to do with the south and white power, which bums me out. :-(
If it makes you feel better that never occurred to me and I'm from the south.
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Old 09-09-2010, 22:38   #26
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Rebel Heat, I am with RiverRat, I thought of it as a James Dean kinda rebel .

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So, I wonder - would "Kobayashi Maru" count as violating the "Ship of Misfortune" rule? I've been holding that one for my next boat since Wrath of Khan.
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I think people think "rebel heart" has something to do with the south and white power, which bums me out. :-(
Reb --

Sounds like a rock-n-roll song title, wild and free. We kewl wid dat.

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I think people think "rebel heart" has something to do with the south and white power, which bums me out. :-(
Its the suspenders...
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Its the suspenders...
I know what you mean, I think, but if you look at his Avatar it's a PFD not suspenders.
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